Silver Dollar Area Ontario
Jimmy Mac I sent you a message request!! Can give you more info there if you like!!
There are only two cabins on Bell. One belongs to the Wisconsin Fish and Game Club which is on the southwest part of the big lake. Our cabin is on the top of the notheast corner. Basically straight up from where Bell breaks off from Queer. My other half knows the lake like no one else, but I stick to certain tracks. The rocks and dangers in that lake are ridiculous. So many danger zones where you’d never expect them to be!!
But the fish...... oh the fish...... haha
Surreal my other half is actually the guy who cuts and stacks all the ice at Breezy!!!
I heard a rumor that some of the lakes are low this spring. Can anyone confirm if true and which lakes?
I know this is not exactly where you are talking about but still in the general area. I have stayed at a resort that was said to be started up with cabins from an old war camp. Rumor has it that the original owner dismantled the abandon buildings and pulled the material across the ice of several lakes with horses and rebuilt 5 possibly 6 of the cabins. The old timers talk of on at least one accession that German speaking visitors had come back to visit. The buildings are still there but are in need of some attention. I'm pretty sure the camp is still operating but I haven't been there in 5 years or more. This is a very basic camp and was still operating in the old Canadian style, without running water and no electricity. The lights and fridges were all propane. The ice for the coolers was still cut from the lake and put up in the icehouse. If you drive in there you will get a look at the history I think you are interested in. Where the cabins were originally located is now all been taken over by mother nature. I'm sure they would like some more weeks filled when the boarders open again. The camp is to the East of Ignace about 10 miles and then north on a logging road. The resort is named Breezy Point Camp. The have a web site.
Prior to the border closure, I was going to Bell Lake at least three times a year. I've fished it spring, summer, fall, and late winter. I've stayed at a friend's cabin in Valora, and going to Bell was always the highlight of the trip. Even though we had a place to stay, there were years we camped a few nights on one of the islands in the fall. I'll never forget any of those trips!
Although some guys in my group have seen your cabin, I never explored the lake enough to see it and don't know what part of the lake it's on.
Not that I fished a lot of lakes in the area, but Bell by far is my group's favorite. I'm envious you've got a cabin to stay at on Bell.. Way cool!
Kind regards and let's hope for the border restrictions easing very soon.
Allycatd I have information I can share with you on Sturgeon lake whenever I am allowed to go up to my cabin. Bell lake has been on my to do list but I have not fished it yet.
Hey just found your forum. We have a trapline and cabin on Bell which is just south of Sturgeon but my dad and brother spend a lot of time on Sturgeon. I sent a couple of you messages to touch base but has anyone been able to source the infamous book on Sturgeon Lake? I’ve been trying to find it myself and I live here. No dice. Canada Bound would love to know more about your binder of info. Ps. If any of you need your cabins checked, I also offer that service. Have contracts already with a few US owners up here.
Thanks for any assistance you guys may have on the book. And hopefully the border opens up for you this year!!!!
Fished at a lodge just outside of Ignace. We fished Wintering, Kokukis (Elephant), Arathusa, and Big Indian. Took a side trip to the English River several times. All produced fish. None of us (9 to 12 people depending on which year) got any big fish from Wintering. Lots of nice sized walleyes up to mid 20s. Some mid sized Pike also.
Caught big Pike on Arathusa. Not a lot , but big.
Lots of good memories.
I don’t fish Watcomb regularly although I have fished it many times over the years. It does have some very nice fish in it. My best fish out of there or the one I remember most was an odd catch it happened to be a 27 inch 9 1/2 pound white fish. I caught it from that very same Rapids you’re talking about. I had a large fish on there in the fall a few years ago and it’s still haunts me... I don’t know what in the heck it was. Had it on for about five minutes just as I was starting to get it to the surface where I could see some color it spit my jig. I haven’t had a fish on that size since then. We have been going up to that area since 1999 so over the years we have lots of stories. I’ve been thinking back to many of our old fishing trips this past year and it’s making me very anxious and hopeful of getting there this May for the opener.????